Dêlidji Eric Degila is a Senior Researcher at the Graduate Institute’s Global Migration Centre. Initially trained as a diplomat at Benin’s National School of Administration (ENA), he received a doctorate in Political Science/International Relations from the Jean Moulin University Lyon 3 in France. He was a Visiting Professor of African Politics at Komajo and Waseda universities in Japan. He has also given lectures at Sciences Po Lyon and Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University in France, Singapore Management University (SMU), Institut des Etudes Africaines of Mohamed V University in Morocco, African University of Technology and Management and ENA in Benin.
Eric Degila specialises in international security and armed conflicts, state-building in Africa, diplomacy and global governance, geopolitics and African regionalism. He is an Advisory Board member of the International Studies Association’s Global South Caucus. He currently chairs the ISA/UNAI Committee, an initiative dedicated to promote dialogue between UN practitionners and ISA scholars.
Eric Degila regularly serves as a consultant to international organizations such as the African Union, and advises governments and companies on matters relevant to his expertise.